London: The registration of three automobiles in the name of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif without his agreement or knowledge has spurred a police probe, with the PML-N claiming the vehicles could be used for criminal or terrorist purposes.
Mr. Sharif learned about the vehicles falsely registered in his name when the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) issued him a letter with the registration details of a vehicle ascribed to him.
This prompted Mr. Sharif’s office to report the behavior to the DVLA in March, resulting in an investigation.
A second instance occurred last month, according to Khurram Butt, a PML-N spokesperson in London when another vehicle was registered in the former prime minister’s name.
When a traffic infraction fine was issued, a third vehicle under his name was discovered, which Mr. Butt described as “uncovering a malicious attempt by some individuals to exploit the name and reputation of the PML-N leader for criminal purposes.”
Authorities in London are conducting an investigation and following up on all leads to determine who is responsible for improperly registering these vehicles.
The DVLA informed Mr. Sharif that his name had been deleted from vehicle registrations, but urged him to file a police report because it indicated a fraudulent claim made in his name.
The spokesman said he feared Nawaz Sharif’s name was being used maliciously and that supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf were behind the deception.